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“Tights, Camera, Action!”

7 June 2010

If you love making films, like a good competition, and… well… fancy yourself in a nice pair of tights! – this is for you.

We know that plenty of LCID members will relate to the Robin Hood Tax as the ‘Tobin’ international tax on banks, and this is a lighter way of connecting with a key issue for the present UK government.

The Robin Hood Tax campaign is calling on budding filmmakers to showcase their talents in a new short film competition, which will be judged by the award-winning actress Sienna Miller and world-famous writer & director Richard Curtis. Judges are looking for 60-90 second films, which reflect the aims of the campaign and inspire others to sign up.

Find out more!

Curtis, puts it best when he says: “We are looking for original and creative films that sell the idea of the Robin Hood Tax in new and exciting ways. We want anyone who watches the winning films to turn to the person next to them and say – ‘I’m sure as hell supporting that!’”

For those that don’t know, the Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on banks that would generate billions to tackle poverty and climate change, both here and abroad.

Prizes include a master-class with Richard Curtis, being featured on YouTube’s home page and camera equipment is also up for grabs. There will be a separate category for under 18’s, judged by Harry Potter star Tom Felton, Blake Harrison – star of E4 comedy, The Inbetweeners and Joe Dempsie who is best known for his role as Chris Miles in Skins.

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  1. 29 January 2013 22:08

    This is par for the course, alclatuy. Another typical day in the New Hollywood – run by aging, out-of-touch hippies who still think it’s 1968. History repeats itself, but movie and TV executives never learn. During the studio publicity blitz for the Kevin Costner remake in 1991, the first order of business was to badmouth and degrade the classic Michael Curtiz/Errol Flynn version. That didn’t go over too well with the public, as I remember. This new film will probably be forgotten in approximately the same 20 years (or less.) Meanwhile, that hoary old “sexist” Adventures of Robin Hood from 1938 – 72 years ago, for chrissakes! – lives on. Here are a few of its honors, copied from Wikipedia:*In 1995, this film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry.*In 2001 the film came 84th in “The Best Films of All Time” as voted by channel 4.*In 2001, the film appeared at #100 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Thrills list.*In 2003, the main character, Robin Hood, appeared as the #18 Hero on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains list.*In 2005, the film appeared at #11 on AFI’s 100 Years of Film Scores list.

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